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Friday, November 07, 2008

Lovin' those Squirrels!

Those of you who know me, know I love squirrels! They make great chasing material and make me go manic, manic, manic when I see them dart through the yard.

So now I am embarrassed. Why? Because I missed Squirrel Appreciation Week - it was October 5-11 this year. How dare I miss the week honoring my favorite nemesis!

See this pic of the enemy? It was provided by a new service that helps bloggers find free use blog pictures and photos for the blogs, and websites. It's free to register, free to use the photos, you get some cool code to help get the photos in your post or site, they host the pics, and they have a pretty decent selection! Totally worth trying out, we bookmarked the site today.

So here's something I did not know about squirrels! The vid below shows that squirrels use their memory, rather than their sense of smell to find their food. Guess with all the Mission Impossible squirrel vids on YouTube, I coulda guessed, but here's a bit of scientific proof. But with my 220 million olfactory receptors, I still think I have an edge on the little buggers. Now if I could just catch me one!


  1. Wow, that's a very interesting video! It's amazing that animals with such small brains can be so very smart. Maybe they use their whole brain, whereas humans only use a small percentage. ;)

  2. That was an interesting video. I really love squirrels, too, but we don't have any at our new house and I miss them terribly.

    Levi's mom

  3. I wanna get one too!. I bet if we sat in a tree...


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